WARREN, NJ - Do you need to reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance your immune system? Improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions?
Qigong is an ancient Chinese healthcare system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention and it will be introduced to Warren Township by one of Warren's own residents.
The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi, pronounced "chee," is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
The second word, Gong, pronounced "gung," means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy and is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions and can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. Many healthcare professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.
All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. The slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged.
Warren resident, Dr. Harlene Goldschmidt has practiced clinical psychology for over 30 years. She has intensive training in clinical Qigong, and has recently been accredited to teach nurses for continuing education credits.
Goldschmidt will introduce Qigong to Warren Township at the Warren Township Library on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Register online or by calling (908) 754-5554